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Photographer Tim Hetherington

Who? You may ask….

And to be honest – even though I’m quite the photography fan – that was my reaction also.

I openly admit I don’t know many photography “names” and much less so current than past famous photographers. So it’s caught my attention when I’ve started to read the name of Tim Hetherington quite a bit of late – both in June’s Professional Photographer Magazine in several different articles (one about him, another about great British photographer) and just now in this article here : http://fadedandblurred.com/spotlight/photographer-spotlight-tim-hetherington/

To give you the very abridged version of why he’s made the news recently – alas Tim Hetherington was one of the journalists/photographers killed in Libya recently (20 April 2011) while covering the conflict/human rights abuses there and travelling with rebel/revolution forces.

Tim Hetherington

I’m aware of the old names in this field – your Robert Capa’s and  Don McCullin’s (whom I didn’t realise comes from Finsbury Park and is still alive)  but not those of recent times. I only found out who Kevin Carter was after reading Bang Bang club. But is seems that Tim Hetherington has been quite the photographer, journalist and videographer – even producing a Oscar nominated film: Restrepo (!), and winning the World Press Photo competition in 2007 – something I HAVE vaguely followed

Restrepo

So why am I posting ? Well I guess this article just hit a chord. Partially inspiration to make a difference but also to go look up more of Tim Hetherington’s work – as well as being very talented and revered by his peers he sounded like a good person, one that wanted to make a difference to show the world what was going on. I’m not a writer so can’t write something so eloquent as that article – so I’d suggest you do go and have a read yourself – won’t take long.

 

In the mean time I’m going to add Restrepo to my LoveFilm list

http://www.lovefilm.com/film/Restrepo/152143/ (Trailer included)

 

 

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2 responses

  1. Dafydd… Thank you so much for taking the time to not only read our article, but to write about it. It was one of the harder articles I’ve had to write because he was so inspiring and it felt like what I said was so inadequate. We appreciate your comments! Nikki

    June 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm

  2. Pingback: Tim Hetherington Documentary | Daf random ramblings

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